Moving into a new apartment, especially if it’s your first, can be an exciting decorating opportunity. However, the excitement of moving can easily mislead you into making some apartment decorating mistakes you will soon regret. If you patiently decorate your apartment, you can avoid the following costly and frustrating mistakes.
Buying All of Your Furniture At Once
Most likely, you will be moving into an unfurnished apartment. This means you will want to find things like a bed frame, couch, and kitchen table as soon as possible. However, if you attempt to buy your furniture all at once because it sounds convenient, you may end up costing yourself a lot of money.
Instead, make a list of the essential items you need and purchase them in order of importance. For example, buy a couch or chair but wait on the end tables or bookcases.
Filling Your Apartment Too Quickly
Rushing an apartment makeover can often lead to regrets. Besides buying furniture you may not love, you don’t want to purchase accessories like rugs or lamps that you don’t like either.
If you want your finished decorated apartment to have a cohesive look, make a decorating plan before you start buying your decor. Or, if you have already purchased one centerpiece item you love, you can decide which colors and styles you would like to pair with it and look for those.
Buying All Accessories in the Same Place
Buying everything in one room at the same time will end up giving you a room that looks less like yours and more like a store showroom. Your home accessories are a great way to demonstrate your personality, so take advantage of any chance to display personal memorabilia or artifacts.
Buying Cheap Items Only
Moving into a new apartment can be a squeeze on the finances, and even more so if you are moving into your first apartment. A lot of people may think that having a small budget means they can only buy the cheapest items. However, just because something is cheap doesn’t mean it is a bargain. Particularly with larger items like sofas or mattresses, you should consider the importance of longevity. These are items that will go through a lot of use, and if they are of poor quality, they will break or get damaged sooner rather than later.
You can still be realistic about what you can afford, but you should thoroughly inspect an item for quality before you spend money on it. If you have to pay a little more than you expected for a good couch, see if you can readjust your budget to save money on smaller items.
Apartment Decorating With Generic Items
Sometimes a rental unit will have restrictions on what a resident can do to the apartment. This doesn’t mean you can’t express any personality, however. Depending on your specific apartment, you can potentially switch out light treatments, layer area rugs over existing floors, decorate with removable wallpaper, and more. Apartment decorating doesn’t have to be a frustrating experience, and in fact, is an excellent opportunity for you to make your new apartment feel like a lived-in home.
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